Don’t get me wrong, I try to occupy my body equally with cardio and weight training, but I’ve grown accustomed to certain cardio that allows for less jiggle. I am on the elliptical machine 2x a week, and I try real hard not to let the belly move faster than the legs, if you know what I’m saying. But the other night, I felt bold and sassy and decided to re-visit an old favorite: kickboxing.
There was a time in my life that I could not get enough kickboxing, but sadly that time has come and gone. When I tried it the other night, I felt like a fish out of water and a bowl full of jello all at the same time. I felt rhythymless and stumbly and very aware of the those less then tight areas of my “had two kids type of body”.
I participate 3x a week in a class called Bodypump, which is weight training set to music. I love this class. It makes me feel strong and much less jiggly. In fact, our instructor is always reminding us to “tighten up” and “suck it in”, which I now realize contributes to the overall feeling of a tighter, albeit very slightly, physique.
I’m proud of my body, mostly, for doing all it has in this life thus far. I’ve indulged a lot over the years and I intend to correct some of the damage that has been done.
But let’s face it, we can use all the help we can get. So if, in avoidance of jiggle, I attend an extra Bodypump class over another kickboxing class, then I think I’m doing alright!!